Compliance Advisory Officer

Compliance Advisory Officer

Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
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We’re looking for someone to join our Corporate Governance, Risk and Control team as a Compliance Advisory Officer in either Salford Quays, Manchester, or Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Working with the Compliance Advisory Manager and Group Companies, you’ll help embed compliance and conduct risk management. Assisting, supporting and providing advice and guidance as per group policy and process, you’ll provide regulatory advice Group-wide, covering agreed aspects of FCA compliance, GFSC and Bailiwick of Guernsey jurisdictions.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
  • have a proven track record in delivering advice and sign off to quality, quantity, time and cost restraints
  • have a good grasp of compliance, risk and conduct current and emerging agenda within the jurisdictions that First Central operate
  • have substantial understanding of financial services and the general insurance market and its standards
Job responsibilities
  • Support, advise, guide and challenge across the Group on compliance and conduct matters
  • Maintain the regulatory papers log and assist in producing insightful reports and regulatory summaries as instructed by the Compliance Advisory Manager, including horizon scanning for emerging risks, rules and guidance
  • Business partner with key stakeholders
  • Provide timely and accurate Compliance sign off as instructed, such as financial promotions and customer journeys
  • Assist in providing regulatory guidance to the incident management process as instructed
  • Assist project teams (as allocated by the Compliance Advice Manager) within the Group with a view to ensuring that compliance considerations are identified and recorded from inception to delivery
  • Provide advice to the business on the practical application of policies and other business standards
  • Assist in the administration of regulatory documentation, reporting and submissions
  • Comply with the requirements, and act in accordance with, the Group Code of Conduct and Fitness and Propriety policies at all times
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Proven experience of compliance, risk and conducting current and emerging agenda within the jurisdictions in which First Central operate
  • Credible practitioner with substantial understanding of financial services and the general insurance market with a proven track record of success (ideally in compliance and conduct role)
  • Recognised compliance, audit or legal qualification is desirable
  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to learn new disciplines quickly, including the regulatory agenda
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to communicate knowledge and expertise simply
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills with key stakeholders, and the ability to deliver difficult message when needed, articulating advice and consequences clearly and concisely
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.

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